Live and Local

Greater Decatur Youth Band Begins 20th Season


The Greater Decatur Youth Band got its start in 1994 as an opportunity for students in grades 5 through 9 to improve their music skills during the summer. It also affords Millikin University music education students the chance to work as assistant directors. Expanded several years ago to encompass 4th through 10th grades, the band will begin rehearsals next week. I’ll talk with director Gary Shaw on the Thursday edition of “Live and Local.”